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#1 spikey_richie

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:41

So I've noticed at work that people use Caps Lock instead of Shift for single letters at the start of a sentence so like:

Caps Lock - t - Caps Lock - he quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

rather than

Shift - t - he quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

So I was curious, how many people use Caps Lock over Shift? I barely use my caps lock, I tend to just hold shift if I'm typing an acroynm.


#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:45

i know a lot of people here were i work, mostly in finance, that will do this as well, there are even sadly groups of people that just keep caps lock on and it is very annoying.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:47

My caps lock key is disabled so I dont press it by accident
Never use it. Even when typing whole sentences, I try to type with all my fingers (not the proper way though, just taught myself) so its pretty easy just to hold shift with my pinky and type.

fun fact: always the right shift too. I guess its because I'm right handed, I never use the left shift.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:04

My caps lock key is disabled so I dont press it by accident
Never use it. Even when typing whole sentences, I try to type with all my fingers (not the proper way though, just taught myself) so its pretty easy just to hold shift with my pinky and type.

fun fact: always the right shift too. I guess its because I'm right handed, I never use the left shift.


I'm right-handed, and I never use the right shift. Curious.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:19

I'm right-handed, and I never use the right shift. Curious.

so which one of us is strange xD haha

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:21

I'm right-handed, and I never use the right shift. Curious.

I've never dreamed of the right shift, in fact I don't think i've ever used it and im right handed. My left hand never leaves the keyboard lol

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:35

My wife uses Caps lock and it really annoys me. A waste of a button press.

#8 REM2000

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:36

I've never dreamed of the right shift, in fact I don't think i've ever used it and im right handed. My left hand never leaves the keyboard lol


same never used the right shift unless absolutely needed.

I agree never used the caps lock and use the shift even if i have to type a whole sentence, caps lock is pretty defunct on my keyboards.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:36

Like Guth, I have disabled the Caps Lock. Unlike him, I use the left shift key. Probably because I learned to type on a typewriter, had to use both back then. Was very happy when I was able to hit the keys hard enough to just use the right shift. :D

Edit: left half my post out!

Edited by hedleigh, 26 March 2013 - 13:40.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:39

Only time I use caps lock is in the rare instance of needing to type an entire sentence in caps. Otherwise, it's left shift all the way, even though I'm right handed.. hmmm.

Caps lock is pretty much useless these days for most people--save, say, entering data on a spreadsheet or something. I think for every legitimate need for it, there are approximately 7.5 million instances of it accidentally having been pressed and causing someone to mistype their password too many times >.<

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:40

Proper way to type is using the Shift key (like I just did..three times!), that's how we were taught in college to type by a typing tutor, all those years ago.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:43

Only time I use caps lock is in the rare instance of needing to type an entire sentence in caps. Otherwise, it's left shift all the way, even though I'm right handed.. hmmm.

Caps lock is pretty much useless these days for most people--save, say, entering data on a spreadsheet or something. I think for every legitimate need for it, there are approximately 7.5 million instances of it accidentally having been pressed and causing someone to mistype their password too many times >.<


We have a lady at work that does that on Sametime (Lotus Notes chat). She'll type something like:

dID YOU GET THE MEMO ABOUT THE tps reports?


TPS is back in lower-case as she'll have pressed Caps Lock without realising it was already on.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:44

I'm sorry, if you're using caps lock for single letters, you don't deserve to have a computer.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:46

lol, spikey_richie yes! It took me ages to figure out how this has to happen--they were looking at the keyboard for the entire sentence and never looked up. I guess since I've touch-typed for like twenty years now, it never even occurred to me that someone would do it this way. I see sENTENCES LIKKE THIS ALL THETIME ON fACEBOOK...

#15 Guth

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:54

Is it because you guys are american that you use the left shift? (IE. are the keyboards different)
my left shift key is tiny, I guess I use the right because its bigger.
I just assumed everyone used that one but im the odd one out lol



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